Richard Rohr: The Cosmic Christ: The Blueprint

Let’s begin in the beginning with the prologue to John’s Gospel (John 1:1-11). Older Catholics may remember that this was recited in Latin at the end of every mass prior to Vatican II. This prologue is not talking about Jesus; it’s talking about Christ. I’m going to give you, as I often do, my own translation, but I think a fair one. Instead of “Word,” which is taken from Greek philosophy’sLogos, I’m going to substitute the word “Blueprint,” because it’s really the same meaning. Logos is the inner blueprint.

In the beginning was the Blueprint, and the Blueprint was with God, and the Blueprint was God. . . . And all things came to be through this inner plan. The inner reality of God was about to become manifest in the outer world as the Cosmic Christ.